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House Of Machrie

Machrie, Isle of Arran
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Get competitive with a family tournament in the games room
  • Enjoy al fresco drinks in the delightful garden
  • Practise your swing on the nine-hole Machrie Bay links golf course
Property code: CA178

The principal farmhouse on the Isle of Arran, this fabulous seven-bedroom property is perfect for families and groups of friends seeking a holiday exploring the natural beauty and outdoor adventures of this magical Isle.

Often referred to as ‘Scotland in miniature' the Isle of Arran offers visitors stunning scenery, dramatic history and a choice of outdoor activities. The peaceful village of Machrie lies on the west coast of Arran, with a long shingle beach for sunset strolls and picnics watching the boats skim across the bay. Discover the atmospheric Neolithic stone circle on Machrie Moor (1.5 miles) on a hike across the moorland or follow the woodland trails through the grounds of Brodick Castle (9.5 miles). Try your hand at gorge walking, abseiling or mountain biking at Auchrannie (9 miles). For a less strenuous activity why not visit one of two distilleries for a distillery tour and sample a dram or two? - the Isle of Arran Distillers (14 miles) or Lagg Distillery (10 miles) 

Situated on a working farm and enjoying an elevated position with sea views across to the Mull of Kintyre, your exceptional holiday home boasts spacious accommodation in an unrivalled setting. Drive along the tree-lined driveway to your beautiful traditional stone holiday home and as you step out of your car, pause and breathe in the refreshing sea air and admire your spectacular surroundings. Walk along the path and step through the entrance porch into your coastal retreat. The entrance hall has plenty of room to greet your guests with an elegant occasional table perfect for leaving keys on and there's a large heated boot room for removing walking boots and wellies and hanging up outdoor coats. With sash windows and open fireplace, the drawing room is tastefully decorated in muted tones, making this a tranquil space to sit and relax after a day of exploration. Curl up in one of the plump sofas with the latest novel or the daily paper or simply sit and chat with friends and family. Watch TV or play a noisy family board game in the sitting room, a generous room with brightly patterned armchairs and snug sofas grouped for conversation. On cooler evenings light the open fire and relax in its gentle warmth. While away the hours watching the ever-changing horizon from the conservatory, a stunning room that runs the length of the west side of the farmhouse and is perfect to watch the sun set as you sip your tipple of choice. Cook up a storm in the contemporary kitchen which is a chef's dream equipped with electric hob and two electric ovens, three fridge/freezers, two dishwashers and a microwave, making catering for your whole party effortless. A washing machine and tumble dryer means rinsing through sandy beachwear or muddy clothes is not a problem. Gather in the charming formal dining room for leisurely evening meals around the elegant dining table that comfortably seats all 14 guests. Three of the inviting bedrooms are on the ground floor along with a handy cloakroom with WC. Striking fabrics and bright soft furnishings make each of the bedrooms warm and welcoming, whilst deep mattresses and plump pillows invite you to drift off for a peaceful night's sleep. The king-size bedroom is dressed with crisp linens and cosy duvets and benefits from an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. A further two spacious zip and link king-size bedrooms both enjoy en-suite shower rooms with WC. Head up the period staircase to the first floor and the four-remaining bedroom. Dressed in stylish soft-furnishings and enjoying views across the garden, snuggle down in the restful double which boasts a luxurious en-suite bathroom with separate shower and WC. Along the hallway is the second generous double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Two light and airy zip and link king-size bedrooms have the use of a family bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

To the front of the property is an enclosed garden perfect for spreading out your picnic blanket for an al fresco lunch or in the evening light the BBQ and enjoy a meal under the stars. Start a holiday tournament in the barn games rooms where you will find table tennis, billiards table, table football and seating for spectators to cheer on their champion.

  • 7 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 4 zip and link king-size, 2 doubles
  • 6 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with separate shower and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC, 1 cloakroom with WC.
  • Two electric ovens, electric hob, three fridge/freezers, two dishwashers, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Oil central heating with partial underfloor heating in some rooms
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 open fires - all logs provided
  • TV
  • 2 dogs welcome but they must be kept on a lead at all times due to the property’s location on a working farm
  • Dogs are restricted to boot room, kitchen & conservatory
  • Enclosed front garden
  • 2 cots and 2 highchairs available
  • Garden furniture and BBQ
  • Private parking
  • Nearest supermarket, shops and restaurants  - 8 miles
  • Private water supply – UV tested and filtered
  • Mobile signal is limited on certain networks
  • Additional housekeeping is available by separate arrangement with the estate
  • Golf passes for Machrie golf course and seasonal country sports (red deer stalking, shooting, fishing and lobster potting) may be available by separate arrangement with the estate
  • Reduced rates may be available for smaller parties of up to 8 guests at off-peak times or at the last minute
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Richard 8th June 2022

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This house is one of the best I have ever stayed in. The owners have thought of everything. The house is beautifully decorated and so well stocked that it really feels like a home not just a rental property. The location is perfect with lots of country walks that can begin at the front door and larger adventures not far away.

Reviewed by Sharman 24th April 2022

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House of Machrie was perfect for our family gathering - plenty of room for everyone to be together to eat/play games/cook and just chat, but also quiet, comfy corners for reading and solitude (and so many interesting books!). The views and rural location are special with sunsets across the Kilbrannen Sound and the joy of watching/hearing the exuberRead moreant lambs from every room. The decor, soft furnishings, bedrooms and bathrooms are exceptional and the whole property is very well appointed. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 4th July 2021

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A truly beautiful property. Tasteful interior design. Lots of space for a large party and the arrangement of bedrooms and bathrooms allows for privacy. Everywhere on Arran is easily accessible. Our granddaughter loved the beach. We walked our dog along the Blackwaterfoot beach each evening. Hares cavorted on the fields in front of the property eachRead more morning - it was quite charming and highly recommended. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Whitstable is one of Kent’s most popular seaside towns, not only for its long shingle beaches, dotted with colourful huts and houses, but also for its annual Oyster Festival, when the town really comes alive. Here you can sample this renowned delicacy which has been collected in the area since Roman times and brings visitors from all over the globe to get a glimpse of the first catch of the season. Still a working harbour, you can sample a plethora of seafood from the stalls and restaurants as you watch the fishing boats return from sea, or pop up to the bohemian main street with its quirky colourful shops and galleries. Keep to the seaside theme and hire bikes to ride along the coast to Herne Bay just two miles away, or try the famous inland Crab and Winkle Way, which follows the old railway line between Whitstable and Canterbury and is packed with history and nostalgia. Relax with lazy days at the beach, building sandcastles and exploring hidden rock pools or take a long walk along the vast stretch of shingle beach. The area has lots of other beach walks, as well many country and woodland trails nearby, perfect for both you and the family dog! For a little culture, pay a visit to the town’s famous 18th century Castle and Gardens, Playhouse Theatre and Whitstable Museum and Gallery, all perfect for an afternoon or evening out. Only eight miles north of the cathedral city of Canterbury with its popular glass-fronted Marlowe Theatre, you are also just half an hour away from the up-and-coming seaside town of Margate and 45 minutes away from the port of Dover with its famous white cliffs. Slightly further afield, you will find the historic Cinque Ports towns of amongst others, Rye, Hastings and Tenterden where you will find a variety of spectacular monuments and beautiful castles to visit with all the family. Whitstable really is the perfect place for those who want to get back to how holidays used to be – full of fun, adventure and family.

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